Mahurangi News

Car seat safety clinic at showgrounds

Free baby and children’s car seat safety checks are being held at Mahurangi Rugby Club in Warkworth on Friday, April 20 between 11am and 1pm. Child restraint technicians will be on hand to ensure seats are installed securely and they will be offering...... Read More

Terrified beach residents seek liquor ban

Traumatised residents at Campbells and Baddeleys Beaches on the Tawharanui Peninsula will this week urge the Rodney Local Board to impose a liquor ban, in an effort to curb abuse, vandalism and other anti-social behaviour, including death threats. Half...... Read More

Mahurangi light brigade charging ahead

Plans to light up the dark days of winter with a new regional weekend festival in mid-July are taking shape and gaining momentum, according to organiser Murray Chapman. The Mahurangi Festival of Lights will include a range of events and attractions...... Read More

Speed reduction call as road toll carnage escalate

Transport planner Bevan Woodward, of Point Wells, is calling for speed limit reductions to reduce the road death toll. In the 12 months to April 12 this year, 395 people have been killed on New Zealand roads, 63 more than the same period 12 months...... Read More

Appeal Court scuppers rate refund hopes

Kaipara ratepayers’ hopes of securing millions of dollars in rates refunds have been dashed following a Court of Appeal decision late last month. The possibility of refunds emerged after a High Court decision ruled that that rates collected by...... Read More

Mangawhai development on track

A $200 million development of residential housing and amenities at Mangawhai remains on track despite a four-month delay in a public meeting to discuss the project, according to the developer, Viranda. Viranda chair Andrew Guest says Mangawhai Central...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation with Chocolate Brown

Congratulations to Janet Craighead, who lives in the Summerset Falls retirement village in Warkworth, and is the recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. She was nominated by Robin Clark, who wrote: " I would like to nominate Janet...... Read More

Guided snorkelling at Goat Island

Rodney-based MP Marja Lubeck and her son Max, 16, were among more than 130 people taking advantage of guided snorkelling at Goat Island, organised by Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR). Among the sea life spotted by Marja and Max were parore, snapper,...... Read More

RSA manager moves on

Warkworth RSA secretary manager Robbie Blair has handed in his notice after seven years in the role. “I had never walked into an RSA before I got this position, but they were after someone with a fresh perspective, so they took me on board,”...... Read More

Motorway plan causes uncertainty

Landowners on the the proposed Warkworth to Te Hana motorway route will have to wait until at least September before they can plan their future. Earlier this month, the Government released its draft Policy Statement on Land Transport, which outlines...... Read More